Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Another Mystical Mountain Prepares For Doomsday, Mt. Rtanj, Serbia

Mayan Apocalypse: Serbia's Mystic Mountain Targeted by Believers

Mt. Rtanj is located in Serbia, the peak rises up 3830 feet (1570 meters)
The old Roman name for this peak is Aartan meaning artificial mountain.

This mountain has a three sided geometric natural stone pyramid on its peak. Natives say that there are many paranormal events that have been associated with this mountain over the years. The surrounding region abounds with stories of black magic from the old Valch (Vlasi people).

There are a series of strange X marks on the south side of the mountain, these can be seen on Google satellite images when you zoom down to the 1.25 km mark. The peak on Mt Rtanj is called Siljak, which translates in English to "The Spike", for a supposedly natural formation it has extremely straight lines, many people believe that the structure is actually a pyramid.

Hotels at the base of a supposedly mystical mountain in Serbia are being inundated with booking requests from people who are convinced that the end of a Mayan calendar heralds the destruction of the world on Dec 21.

Hotel owners around the pyramid-shaped Mount Rtanj, in the east of the Balkan country, say that bookings are flooding in, with believers in the prophecy hoping that its purported mysterious powers will save them from the apocalypse.

Adherents of the end-of-the-world scenario think the 5,100ft-high mountain, part of the Carpathian range, conceals a pyramidal building inside, left behind by alien visitors thousands of years ago.

Arthur C Clarke, the British science fiction writer, reportedly identified the peak as a place of "special energy" and called it "the navel of the world".

With days to go before the Mayan apocalypse supposedly casts Earth into oblivion, time is running out for believers to find alien salvation.

But for those who have failed to book their spot in the shadow of France's Pic de Bugarach - apparently home to an extra-terrestrial mothership that will pluck believers to safety - there is another peak with similar powers.

Nestled deep within Serbia's Carpathian mountain range, Mount Rtanj is thought to house a 'pyramidal' structure left behind by alien visitors thousands of years ago that will emit a powerful force field at the moment of Armageddon, protecting those in its vicinity.

Now, hotels in the area are overflowing with doomsday cultists hoping to live past Christmas.

"In one day we had 500 people trying to book rooms. People want to bring their whole families," said Obrad Blecic, a hotel manager.

Predictions of an apocalypse are linked to the fact that the 5,125-year-old calendar of the ancient Mayans, who dominated large stretches of southern Mexico and Central America centuries ago, comes to an end on Dec 21.

The doomsday scenario has inspired hundreds of books, websites and television programmes but scholars of the Mayan civilisation, and Mayans themselves, say people have wrongly interpreted the meaning of the calendar and that it will not herald the world's obliteration.

But that has not stopped fears that the end of the world from spreading panic among the credulous across the world.

Panic-buying of candles and essentials has been reported in China and Russia, and in the United States the sale of survival shelters is booming.

A mountain in the French Pyrenees that cultists claim will be the only place still standing is to be closed to visitors to avoid chaos and overcrowding on its peak.

Mount Rtanj has long been believed to have mystical powers.

According to legend, a wizard lived in a great castle at its summit, guarding a hoard of buried treasure.

The castle is now gone, replaced by a small chapel to Patron Saint of England Saint George. The chapel, however, was destroyed by treasure hunters in the trying to unearth the hidden gold.

The mountain is also famed for its 'Rtanj tea', made from the savory herb and lauded as a powerful aphrodisiac and cure for chronic flatulence.

As 'zero hour' approaches, various theories have been posed as to how Planet Earth will meet its doom.

One claims that Nibiru, a rogue planet discovered by the ancient Sumerians, will crash into Earth on December 21, killing everyone.

The origins of those rumors have been linked to the works of the late Azerbaijani-born author Zecharia Sitchin, who wrote in 1976 that he had found and translated Sumerian documents identifying the rogue planet. Sitchin died in 2010 at the age of 90.

Scientists, however, say there is no such planet.

Panic buying of candles and other essentials has been reported in China and Russia, while in the United States the sale of survival shelters is booming.

News of Mount Rtanj's mystic powers follows claims that aliens will emerge from their 'spaceship garage' hidden deep within Pic de Bugarach mountain, in France's Pyrenees, and pluck anyone in the vicinity to safety.

Armageddon tourists and UFO spotters hoping for salvation have swarmed to the two-street hamlet where 'authentic Bugarach stones' are on sale for €1.50 (£1.20) a gram, a bottle of water from the local spring costs €15 (£12).

One landowner is even offering up his four-bedroom home with close up views of the mysterious peak for £1,200 a night, while tourists can also pop to the local Italian restaurant for an 'Apocalypse pizza', washed down with a local vintner's 'End Of The World' vintage.

But not everyone is taking the forecast so seriously.

Tourists have already flocked to archaeological sites in Mexico and Central America where 'Apocalypse parties' are being held to mark a new Mayan era on December 21.

Mexico is one of five countries preparing to observe the date, which marks the end of a more than 5,000-year era, according to the Mayan 'Long Count' calendar, which began in 3114 BC.

The start of the new Mayan calendar also is big business in this region, with tourism offices in no fewer than five countries aggressively promoting the date.

Millions of tourists are expected to flood into the region for celebrations that will include fireworks, concerts and other spectacles held at more than three dozen archaeological sites.

In addition to Mexico, celebrations will be held in Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador or Honduras, and at least two heads of state - President Otto Perez of Guatemala and President Porfirio Lobo of Honduras - have confirmed that they will take part in festivities in their respective countries.

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